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Staggered twist stitches add pattern interest to this quick-knit neckwarmer


Skill level:  


Size: 4” high by 16” circumference (unstretched) – will stretch up to 26” circumference to fit over head


120 yds. soft worsted weight yarn    

          Sample shown in Caron “Simply Soft” (100% acrylic, 157 yds per 3 oz. ball)

Circular knitting needle (16” length) size 8 (5 mm), or size needed to achieve gauge

Stitch marker

Tapestry needle

Gauge: 20 sts & 24 rows = 4” in K2 P2 rib pattern (slightly stretched) on size 8 (5 mm) needles

Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), knit (k), pm (place marker), purl (p), remaining (rem), repeat (rep), round (rnd), slip (sl), stitch (st)

Special stitches:

Twist two right (T2R): skip first stitch on left needle tip, knit next stitch without removing it from needle, knit skipped stitch and slide both stitches to right needle tip.

Pattern notes:

Cowl is worked in the round in one piece from lower edge to top.

Cast on and bind off very loosely to allow for stretch over head.


CO 84 very loosely. Join for circular knitting, being careful that stitches are not twisted. Place marker to note beginning of round.


Rnds 1-5: *K2, p2, rep from * around.

Rnd 6 (twist st rnd): [*K2, p2, T2R, p2, rep from * twice, k2, p2] 3 times.

Rnds 7-11: *K2, p2, rep from * around.

Rnd 12 (twist st rnd): [K2, p2, k2, p2, *T2R, p2, k2, p2, rep from * once, k2, p2] 3 times.

Rnds 13-18: Rep Rnds 1-6.

Rnds 19-23: *K2, p2, rep from * around.

Bind off very loosely in pattern. Cut yarn and weave in all tails.


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